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Gift Cover

Native NameFukusa
Object Number:21107
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: -1898
Late Date: 1898
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Silk (uncertain)
Gold (uncertain)
Crepe (uncertain)
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Staff
Bells
Fan
Box
Length: 64 cm
Width: 65 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Livingston, 1898

Description

Embroidered. Gift cover for honoring the new year. The design motifs include a staff of bells (suzu), a fan with peony blossoms, a sprig of plum blossoms, and a stationary box, which assumes to contain a mask for the Noh play for the new year.

Bibliography:

[Book] Tosk, Susan. 1990. Silk, Gold and the World's Most Elegant Return Receipt: An Exhibition and Sale of Fukusa by Orientations Gallery at Place des Antiquaires.. New York. Orientations Gallery. pg. Book 32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1899. "Collections and Publications". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. II. no. No. 1. pg. 39-50 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 41View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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